After a few quiet days, Virginia Tech's strong recruiting run in the second half of June continued as the Hokies landed a commitment from three-star WR Daequan Wright.
Wright becomes Tech's first WR commit in the 2022 class choosing the Hokies over offers from Georgia Tech, UCF, South Florida, Liberty, Georgia State, and Marshall. He is also the third commit from the state of Georgia this cycle along with three-star QB Devin Farrell and three-star DB Malcolm Jones.
Wright had this to say about why he chose Virginia Tech.
"Loved the place and I feel like I can see myself there the next 4 years," Wright said.
While Wright wasn't a name on a lot of people's radars, the 6'4'', 220-pound WR definitely fits the jumbo WR mold that Virginia Tech has liked to have especially given the volume of 50-50 balls. Whether it's Bucky Hodges or Damon Hazelton, Tech has always liked having one of their primary receivers fit that mold which Wright absolutely does as well.
This comes after Tech has tried to add some bigger receivers landing Christian Moss in the 2021 class and potentially starting Keli Lawson on offense in that jumbo WR role rather than at DE or LB according to his HokieSports page. His current size has sparked some talk that he could be more of a James Mitchell type TE in the long run who is more receiver first and develops into a more well-rounded TE though Wright's background points towards a more true jumbo WR role.
With Wright on the board for the Hokies, it'll be interesting to see if Tech adds another receiver or two this cycle given the numbers crunch and the large 2021 WR class. Two names to watch are three-star WR Tucker Holloway who took a VT official with the Hokies considered the favorite in my personal opinion, and three-star WR Jaden Watkins who has also taken a VT official and tweeted out recently that he will make his collegiate decision this Thursday.